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The Solar Plexus Chakra is located in the upper part of the belly, where your diaphragm rests; it is the third chakra from the bottom in the traditional system counting seven chakras. The most common Sanskrit name for the Solar Plexus chakra is “Manipura,” which means “city of jewels” or “seat of gems.” The third chakra is the center of energy (our ego); it the source of our power, self-belief, and self-worth.

When the Third Chakra is Clear

It allows us to move forward in life with confidence and power. It gives us the ability to make conscious choices to choose and to act.The message of the third chakra is: You have the power to choose.


When the third chakra is imbalanced

Chakra imbalances occur as either a burst of energy or an energy deficiency. Symptoms associated with extreme power in the solar plexus chakra include:

  • Controlling, intolerant, or excessively competitive behavior
  • Overeating and overindulgence
  • Fatigue or excessive laziness

Symptoms of deficient energy include:

  •  Anxiety, and fear
  • Poor appetite
  • Lack of confidence
  • Inability to focus and lack of organization

Some physical symptoms of an imbalanced third chakra could be but are not limited to: 

  • poor digestion
  • inflammation
  • stomach ulcers
  • gaining & losing weight
  • nausea

Ask Yourself these five questions: 

  • You always feel fatigued and lazy
  • You have a problem with overeating and overindulgence
  • You tend to manipulate others to get your way
  • You frequently feel powerless and weak
  • You feel insecure and unassertive

If you have answered yes to any of the questions above it is time for you to clear and balance your Third Chakra the Solar Plexus.

Clearing the Third Chakra in 5 Easy Steps 

Here are a few Third Chakra Affirmations to start & End your day with: 

  • I am strong and courageous.
  • I am worthy of love, kindness, and respect.
  • I choose the best for myself.
  • I express myself in a powerful way.
  • I am proud of my achievements.
  • I honor my self.
  • I choose healthy relationships.
  • I am authentic.
  • I am at peace with myself.
  • I appreciate my strengths.

By starting your day with these powerful affirmations, you are clearing your third chakra and opening yourself to the day’s possibilities.

Choose yellow colored foods like:

  • squash
  • sweet potatoes
  • lemons
  • yellow peppers
  • corn
  • yellow pears
  • golden apples
  • banana
  • pineapple

Diffuse or apply the following essential oils: 

Grab a few of these healing crystals to bring you third chakra back in balance:

You can wear these as jewelry, keep one or two stones in your pocket or place them around you as you meditate.

  • golden calcite
  • citrine
  • sunstone
  • yellow jasper
  • golden tiger eye
  • yellow jade
  • yellow topaz

I know I repeat this modality every time I write about clearing the Chakra’s but daily meditation is extremely helpful when you want to achieve balance in your life. 


When the Third Chakra is in balance, you will be in complete control over your emotions and thoughts.  Your days will no longer be filled with doubt, and you will embrace the current place you are in with the Universe. You will walk with your head held high, your confidence will attract exceptional people into your life and your uniqueness that you bring to the earth you will no longer be hidden. Now, that your third chakra is balanced, you will glow with joy and warmth.



Author: andreaw

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